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Friday, October 1, 2010

Breaking News! California Governor Signs Marijuana Decriminalization Bill

I know I just recently made a post but I had to post this.

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) Thursday signed into law a bill that decriminalizes the possession of up to one ounce of marijuana. The bill reduces simple possession from a misdemeanor to an infraction.
Under the bill signed today, SB 1449, by Sen. Mark Leno (D-San Francisco), pot possession will be treated like a traffic ticket. The fine will remain at $100, and there will be no arrest record.
The law goes into effect January 1. Even if Prop 19 passes in November, it leaves in place misdemeanor charges for smoking in public or in the presence of minors. Those misdemeanors would become infractions under the new law. 

http://stopthedrugwar.org/chronicle/2010/oct/01/california_governor_signs_mariju




http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/09-10/bill/sen/sb_1401-1450/sb_1449_bill_20100405_amended_sen_v98.html

The future is awesome.

But seriously, thoughts? Will this make Prop 19 easier or more difficult to pass?

67 comments:

  1. Well its a step in the right direction.

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  2. I have already seen this on other blogs lol

    Its about god dam time

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  3. Id kill to have that man in charge over in NY

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  4. As a native Californian, I highly approve of this.

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  5. Easier I hope. And Im not even in cali. :(

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  6. Everything for Mr. Schwarzenegger!

    (I never thought that hes lastname is so hard to write :d)

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  7. I'm only a 3 Hour drive from Amsterdam.. That's legal enough for me. ha.

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  8. awesome, i dont use the stuff but I havent seen it ruin any lives, alcohol is probably worse

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  9. NO offence to americans, but I hate your country, partly, because of what just happened to a friend and I.

    upon applying for a Nexus card (allows you to go through the border) They ask you a bunch of questions and check your background,etc.

    My friend admitted to a DUI a year or so ago, he had smoked a joint an hr ago, and his eyes were a bit red. After the inspector asked him if he had tried drugs, he mentioned that he had used marijuana before, and immediately the interview was over and was rejected.

    "Come back in 5 years," He said. What pretentious fucktards, in my opinon

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  10. well the tax revenue generated will surely help the state i guess

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  11. cali need money so weed shall be taxed

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  12. it'll have to go supreme court eventually.

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  13. Things finally are going in the right direction.

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  14. half agree and half disagree with the decriminalisation

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  15. I appreciate you visiting my blog and providing input on my most recent post.

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  16. I noticed you have an ad for a Marijuana Addiction Rehab Center next to the Vapor Bros ad... Classy. All jokes about the irony of a rehab center for the addiction to mary J aside, it's good to see the serfs are getting what they want. Took them long enough to put together a way to make it more profitable than making it a crime... But better late than never.

    Bluerad, my friend and comrade, it sounds like you hate custom agents. And it sounds like your friend shouldve kept his mouth shut, lol. I feel ya though mate, I love my country, but goddam do I hate the fuckers that fund the government. They pretentious higher-than-thou mentality leaks so far down the ladder.

    -JKane

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  17. Not sure how I feel about this. IT doesn't make sense, really. If it is still illegal to grow and sell, how will you explain having an ounce in your pocket? But I guess it's still illegal, just aslap on the wrist. But then why don't they just legalise it all together?

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  18. one step closer baby.

    bring in that stoner tax money, america. you can do it!

    *following*

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  19. cant wait to see the result of the vote

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  20. i approve of this

    i hope that hippies and hipster scum wont be moving in

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  21. looks like they're trying to derail prop 19 by using a partial solution...

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  22. Legalize pot already geezus christ...

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  23. Took them long enough, not a smart move throwing pot users in prison along with murderers and rapist.

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  24. finally, took long enough.

    now lets get some prop 19 and spread it to the rest of the country :D

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  25. It's about time, yay for California!

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  26. now the rest of the country needs to follow suit

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  27. Damn, I'm on the other side of the country ;_;
    If MA ever gets legalized weed, it's going to be taxed up the ass. Probably out of our weekly paychecks, by some obscure means.

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  28. This was bound to happen. One more reason to love california.

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  29. I believe this is a good step forward to a freer America... not to mention lots more free Americans.

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  30. I'm a total choad, sorry... what is prop 19? We have been kept in the dark eastwards of Cali... They obviously don't want many people to know about this. I do think, though, that this new law is a rational solution to a problem that never really needed to be one.

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  32. Woo, so close!

    Nice blog, New follower

    Please check out my blog and follow me back :)

    australiascrapas.blogspot.com

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  33. living in british columbia, practically legal, super potent, and cheap to boot! ;)

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  34. California is now officially the smartest US state....

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  35. Second blog about this so it must be true!!

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  36. Great post!

    looking forward to reading the next one

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  37. Economically I think legalizing marijuana is a good idea. The revenue could only be a positive thing for the state. At my job I've had to deal with drunk people and high people, the people who were high were always easier to deal with. Frankly I don't even see the point of keeping pot illegal while alchohol is.

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  38. Well it's about time. Hey anyone Want free Adobe software. Check out my blog for things like it and more hacking-and-cracking.blogspot.com

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  39. it's nice if you smoke weed. and live in california. if yuou do, congrats.

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  40. so if i ever move to america im moving to cali :D

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  41. I think prop 19 will likely pass.

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  43. This should save some revenue.

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